Sunday, January 8, 2017

Will of Caroline Blake, Huntingdonshire - The National Archives PROB 11/1702, probated 25 Aug 1825

The testator Caroline Blake died the 11th November 1824 (buried the 16th Nov 1824 at Hartford, Huntingdonshire) and was identified as the daughter of the late Mr Cawthorn Blake of Sapley Heath and niece to Mr John Wood nurseryman in the Stamford Mercury published 19 Nov 1824 in Stamford, Lincolnshire. 

Cawthorn Blake married Ann Wood (Aunt and Uncle Wood mentioned in the will) 19 May 1785 at All Saints Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire.

Children of Cawthorn Blake and Ann Wood:

Charles 1788, buried at Pidley Cum Fenton 18 Mar 1817 aged 28 years (not mentioned in the will below)
Ann 1790 (married to John Edward Barnett)
Mary 1793, buried at Pidley Cum Fenton 5 Apr 1806 aged 13 years (not mentioned in the will below)
Caroline 1799, died 11 Nov 1824

Cawthorne Blake, husbandman of Hartford, Huntingdonshire, died by 16 Nov 1805 when his will was proved at Huntingdon (IR 26/370/84). A document held in the Norris Museum (UK) is the lease of Sapley Farm by L.W. Brouncker of Great Canford, Dorset to Samuel and Cathorne Blake of Sapley, Huntingdonshire for seven years, 2 Jul 1804.

John Edward Barnett (brother in law to the testator) married Ann Blake 7 Sep 1816 at St Marys and St Benedicts, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire. The children of John Edward Barnett and Ann Blake mentioned in the will:

John 1819
But also probably includes Robert 1820, Thomas 1822 and Edward 1823 not mentioned directly by name.

Cawthorne Blake (baptized 28 Dec 1757 at Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire) was the son of Cawthorn Blake (baptized 29 Oct 1722 at Glatton, Huntingdonshire son of Cawthorn Blake and Mary Sayer) and Ann Seward who married 3 Jul 1753 at Great Paxton, Huntingdonshire.

Cawthorn baptized 28 Dec 1757
John 1762
William 1766
Catherine 1769
Charles 1770

A Cawthorne Blake was buried 19 Apr 1679 at Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire.

A Cawthorne Blake was buried 28 Jul 1782 at Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire, farmer.

A Cawthorn Blake of Knapwell, Cambridgeshire (married to Mary Sayer of Conington, Huntingdonshire 11 Dec 1716 at St Benedicts, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)) was perhaps baptized 29 Aug 1682 at Glatton, Huntingdonshire son of John and Hannah Blake.

Unable to determine the origin of this Blake family with the unusual forename of Cawthorne with records back into the 1600s at Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 8 Jan 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/1702
Name of testator: Caroline Blake
Place: Huntingdonshire, England
Type of Record: Will
Dated 20 June 1824, probated 25 Aug 1825
Read: Electronic file images

[In margin] Caroline Blake 11

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    June 20th 1824 I Caroline Blake do will and bequeath to my eldest Sister Ann
3    Barnett the sum of £50 to her husband John Edward Barnett a mourning ring
4    To James Blake elder brother  65 to Elizabeth Blake younger sister 60 to Samuel Blake
5    younger brother 40 to my Aunt and Uncle Wood 20 To my Cousin James Wood 5 To Ann
6    the eldest daughter of John Edward Barnett 10 To John his eldest Son 5 The
7    remaining children 5 Clothes books Jewells etc to be equally divided between my two
8    Sisters Ann Barnett and Elizabeth Blake the latter to have Grand Mothers wedding ring All
9    to have an equal share in the payment of debts and funeral expences any money coming in
10    from estates or land to be equally divided between my brothers and sisters aforesaid my remains
11    to be interred at Hartford in the County of Huntingdon Executor and Executrix Mr John
12    Edward Barnett and Elizabeth Blake Sister Caroline Blake Elizabeth Hayes and Mary Wadland
13    Witnesses
14    Proved at London 25th August 1825 before the Worshipful John Danbery Dr of Laws
15    and Surrogate by the oath of John Edward Barnett one of the Executors to whom Admon
16    was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved to Elizabeth Blake the
17    sister the other Executor

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